Raleigh Robinson

(1884-1960). Missionary. Born in Escondido, California, of Seventh-day Adventist parents, he attended the first permanent West Coast church school, which operated in San Pasqual. From 1902 to 1905 he was a student at the San Fernando Academy. During 1907 and 1908 he spent some time canvassing, and was also connected with the Bible training school in Los Angeles. In 1909 he married Lena Clark, and three years later the couple was called to Africa. Their first station was Solusi Mission in Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe), where Robinson worked for seven years, assisting in the school and taking most of the responsibility for the farm. In 1921 the Robinsons were invited to work in the Belgian Congo (now Zaïre). Far beyond the railhead, they settled on the Songa station in the southeast part of the C...

From the Seventh-day Adventist Encyclopedia. Published with permission from the Review and Herald Publishing Association.

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